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There'd be a lot less animals in the world if everyone was vegan. amirite?

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There'd be a lot less farmed animals, and thus a lot, lot more wild animals - enough to fill a space the size of Australia, US, EU and China combined apparently.

@Crazymotherfuker There'd be a lot less farmed animals, and thus a lot, lot more wild animals - enough to fill a space the size of...

Buuuut definitely fewer total animals. There's no way nature can compete with the sheer number of bodies a ranch can shove into a shed

@motorbikemilly One word: ants

I mean, how much does livestock raising really hamper ants' ability to live in an area though?

Achilles982s avatar Achilles982 Yeah You Are +7Reply

Humans account for 36% of the biomass of mammals on Earth.

Livestock account for 60% of the biomass of mammals on Earth.

Wildlife accounts for 4% of the biomass of mammals on Earth.

With less livestock there would probably be more wild animals.

dankXDs avatar dankXD Yeah You Are +8Reply
@dankXD Humans account for 36% of the biomass of mammals on Earth. Livestock account for 60% of the biomass of mammals on...

Yea but the increase in wild animals probably wouldn't match the decrease in livestock considering it's 60% of the worlds biomass

@Nickyikky Yea but the increase in wild animals probably wouldn't match the decrease in livestock considering it's 60% of the...

That biomass has to go somewhere. If it's not into wild mammals it'll be wild birds, insect, reptiles...

Boknows12s avatar Boknows12 Yeah You Are +5Reply
@Boknows12 That biomass has to go somewhere. If it's not into wild mammals it'll be wild birds, insect, reptiles...

no, theres just less total biomass

yes, percentage wise it would be more wildlife, but it wouldnt actually be more

Framie1s avatar Framie1 Yeah You Are +6Reply

What would we do with all of the cows, pigs , chickens etc if everyone went vegan?

Mihneacuzinos avatar Mihneacuzino Yeah You Are +8Reply
@Mihneacuzino What would we do with all of the cows, pigs , chickens etc if everyone went vegan?

What do you think happens to them now? If the world went vegan we wouldn't be breeding more into existence. They don't produce children by chance. We artificially inseminate them when we want to eat more.

@monsterallergies What do you think happens to them now? If the world went vegan we wouldn't be breeding more into existence. They...

So, we would control their population by breeding. Why would someone take care of them? Would we turn them lose into nature?

@Mihneacuzino What would we do with all of the cows, pigs , chickens etc if everyone went vegan?

Exactly, they wouldn't be bvred for food so they'd have to live wild in much smaller numbers.

Cheytuflyas avatar Cheytuflya Yeah You Are +6Reply

Some land that is used for livestock farming would have more (and especially more diverse) animals in them though...

@Mrtechnohawk Some land that is used for livestock farming would have more (and especially more diverse) animals in them though...

Probably not more (though more biodiversity is a given). The free market is bad at many things, but it's GREAT at maximizing production (and by extension profit) per amount of land

@404ChompyNotFound Between rodents and birds it's entirely possible there would be more animals

I dont know man. A pig farm will cram them in like 5 square feet or so apiece. That's going to be pretty damn hard for anything but insects to match.

@Mrtechnohawk Some land that is used for livestock farming would have more (and especially more diverse) animals in them though...

I don't see how, near me is a field of cows and it's regularly filled with birds but a nearby arable farm has bird scorers that keep out birds and probably a few other animals. If every farm becomes and arable farm farmers will be doing all they can to keep pests out but in livestock farming as long as their is grass it doesn't matter what other animals share the fields (unless it's badgers of course as farmers are massive anti-vaxxers).

Cheytuflyas avatar Cheytuflya Yeah You Are +5Reply
@Cheytuflya I don't see how, near me is a field of cows and it's regularly filled with birds but a nearby arable farm has bird...

I think it's because we'd need less land to grow the crops needed to feed the population. For example, about 75% of current soy production is to feed livestock.

teknogreeks avatar teknogreek Yeah You Are +4Reply

Food would be a lot cheaper and significantly more plentiful

Fewer

miraclerandys avatar miraclerandy Yeah You Are +5Reply
@miraclerandy Fewer

Calm down there, Stannis.

Thatoneduderyans avatar Thatoneduderyan Yeah You Are +5Reply

the world is more beautiful without human too

There would be issues, such as over farming of certain crops

browndog888s avatar browndog888 Yeah You Are +4Reply

Fewer, not less.

Legendnoel77s avatar Legendnoel77 Yeah You Are +3Reply
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